Name: Lloyd Von McFerdaid Age: 30 Birthday: June 1, 1987 (Gemini) Gender: Male (male pronouns: Him/He/His) Sexuallity: Straight, Possibly bi-sexual Goes By: Lloyd Likes: Classical Music, Rock (Old and New), Celtic music, artisan brewed liquor, Power Rangers (all versions), Gymnastics, Hawkeye (Favorite Hero) Dislikes: Being called short (Will throw you out a window if not a good friend), Cheap beer, killing others (PTSD related) Voice Claim: David Tennant Singing Claim: The Dear Hunters Occupation: Bartender
The Eurasian magpie is believed not only to be among the brightest of birds but among the most intelligent of all animals. Along with the jackdaw, the Eurasian magpie’s nidopallium is approximately the same relative size as those in chimpanzees and humans, significantly larger than the gibbon’s. Like other corvids, such as ravens and crows, their total brain-to-body mass ratio is equal to most great apes’ and cetaceans’ (Wikipedia)
Quite possibly the most IMPORTANT thing I’ve drawn meet some of the birbs i see/ have seen in my garden in Melaka, Malaysia :
ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN - Black and white birbs. Magpies basically.
MYNAS - Very Loud and Noisy birbs. There’re three types actually. Usually have gang fights outside my window
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW - Lil brown birbs you see everywhere
YELLOW - VENTED BULBUL - These guys have nested in our house like three times, maybe more. They make really loud chattering noises and both parents are usually present to feed the chickies C: also : yellow butts
BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE - Yellow birbs that we see everywhere here but no one knows their name
ASIAN GLOSSY STARLING - Black glossy birb that has a greenish shine under the sun they haVE BIG RED EYES
ZEBRA DOVE - Common “burung merbuk”, we usually mistaken these birbs for pigeons
ASIAN KOEL - we rarely SEE these but they’re the ones that make loud high pitched “KOOOOEEEELLL” noises in the evening
OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD - Very Little yellow birbs with olive green backs. Usually seen around flowering plants flitting about
HOUSE CROW - Not seen near where i live but there are LOADS of these guys in town they are everywhere they rule the streets
RHINOCEROS HORNBILL - I’ve seen them around maybe twice or three times they are Very BIG and they sound like monkeys
PIED FANTAIL - I saw one of these in the neighbour’s rambutan tree THESE GUYS ARE VERY PRETTY they look like they have small white eyebrows if i was a birb i would probably be a fantail they have big fan like tails and constantly look angry
I had this 90% finished and then I read last night’s chapter of After the High (19: Close Your Eyes) and could not stop screaming (internally, of course). HOW COULD YOU -but really- brilliant, brilliant writing! I loved it, holy shit, did I love it! I’m going to be grinning all day! (◕ヮ◕)
*takes a deep breath*
I played around with lighting A LOT on this one, and I like how it turned out (so shiny everywhere jeezus). At first I couldn’t decide on the position– I must have redrawn his head like 20 times, not to mention the rest of his body! I used a lot of references on this one, especially photos of Andrew Scott in Birdland (I wish I could see it but I live so far away). I decided to colour the feathered vest like the Eurasian magpie I practiced earlier to add a little colour to his otherwise black outfit. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a way to put Seb into this picture without it being awkward. Eheheh… next time… Pen, markers & white ink!
In folklore magpies are often considered ill omens, due to the bird’s tendency to “steal” vibrant or colorful objects and aggression displayed towards smaller birds. However, magpies are among the smartest of birds and possibly all animals. Resourceful and capable of forming tight-knit social groups magpies are also known for mimicry and tool-use. x
Maggie you're going to make me poor with all this great music you keep posting...
Here is a story from the beginning of the world.
The first hero was being tested by the first goddess. They both stood together in a cave at the beginning of the world, and just outside the mouth of the cave was all of the animals that had been assembled to that point.
The first goddess gestured to these animals, which were, let’s
be honest, pretty damn slick, and she said to the first hero, “Here is the
first riddle. What does mankind have to offer the world that beasts do not?”
“Reason,” said the first hero.
“Even badgers have reason,” replied the first goddess.
“Love,” said the first hero.
“Even sharks have love,” replied the first
“Self-awareness,” said the first hero.
“Even Eurasian magpies have self-awareness,” replied the first
“I don’t know then,” muttered the first hero. “What is the
“A rocking bass line that just won’t quit,” replied the first
goddess. Then she killed the first hero and made a second hero who would agree
with her, which is why you should never trust goddesses and also how we came to eventually have both the Beatles and Marilyn Manson, although that is a different story.
In conclusion, music is the best thing, and I’m both pleased
and unsorry if I’m bankrupting you over it.